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PLCs and Networks Combine to Improve Safety

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Safety PLCs Connected to Systems Using PROFINET Provide High levels of Protection Safety has become an important aspect of equipment design over the past several years, but it’s…

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GlaxoSmithKline Upgrades Plant’s Filling Machine to Improve Reliability and Performance

Thursday, February 13, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) renovates its Parma, Italy plant’s filling machine in a lyophilization production line using Siemens SIMOTION platform, thereby improving the machine’s reliability and performance. The site at…

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The SIMATICS S7-1200 PLC and RF630R RFID reader are integrated in a control box mounted atop the elevator cab. Owners call for the elevator with their one-button key fob remotes, then drive their cars into the cab. The RFID reader reads their cars’ RFID tags, which are programmed with their designated parking floor. The reader signals the PLC, which then signals the elevator’s controls to move the cab to the proper floor.

Automated “James Bond” Automobile Elevator Attracts Buyers

Friday, January 17, 2014

Luxury Highrise Condominium Deploys an Automated “James Bond” RFID Automobile Elevator System as a Unique Amenity to Attract Buyers. Rising 12-stories above the Old Town district of Victoria,…

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Siemens Introduces STEP 7 Safety Advanced V12

Siemens Introduces STEP 7 Safety Advanced V12

Friday, November 22, 2013

Siemens Industry, Inc., has introduced STEP 7 Safety Advanced V12, a powerful new option package for programming the failsafe S7 controllers of the Totally Integrated Automation Portal V12…

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Compact Motor Management Module Offers Many Features and Functions

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SIMOCODE pro S integrates a number of important motor control functions, further improving the cost-effectiveness of the Siemens Automation motor management line. The new version adds new functions…

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Inside of white cabinet showing S7-1516 CPU, 12” Comfort Panel HMI (back side of panel in foreground), along with ET200SP I/O modules.

Integrated Software and Controllers Open Global Markets to Growing HVAC OEM

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

To thrive—indeed, to survive—in today’s increasingly competitive global marketplace, manufacturers must leverage cutting-edge technology and operate at high levels of efficiency. Burr Oak Tool Inc. (Burr Oak), a…

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When to Use PC-based Automation vs. Controllers

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Gain the knowledge you need to leverage the right technology—traditional PLC or industrial PC—to the right application. Today’s new generation of engineers has seen PC technologies in every…

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How Coca Cola Enterprises Achieved Control and Network Integration in a Multi-OEM Environment

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

KHS implements Siemens Optimized Packaging Line to standardize sensors, vision, robotics, drives, motion and PLCs across multi-OEM machines. Soda sales have hit plateaus in recent years, forcing beverage…

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Siemens Launches Security Integrated for the S7-1500 Controller with the CP 1543-1

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The new SIMATIC CP 1543-1 communications processor connects the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller to Industrial Ethernet networks. Due to the combination of different security features such as the SPI…

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Profinet Brings Many Benefits to Motor Management System

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its SIMOCODE pro motor management system, adding a Profinet interface to the basic unit. Linking SIMOCODE pro to higher-level automation systems via…

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